Exploring Hydrocarbon Depletion
As the United Nations gears up for its next international conference on climate change in Paris next month (COP 21), a scathing white paper released by a society of French mathematicians calls its fight against global warming “absurd” and “a costly and pointless crusade”.
“You would probably have to go quite a long way back in human…history to find [such a] mad obsession,” according to a translated summary of the document released in September by the Paris-based Société de Calcul Mathématique SA.
The mathematicians harshly criticized a “crusade [that] has invaded every area of activity and everyone’s thinking," noting that "the battle [against] CO2 has become a national priority.
"How have we reached this point in a country that claims to be rational?” they ask, adding that mathematicians “do not believe in crusades. They look at facts, figures, comments and arguments.”
“There is not a single fact, figure…[or] observation that leads us to conclude the world’s climate is in any way ‘disturbed,” the paper states. “It is variable, as it has always been. … Modern methods are far from being able to accurately measure the planet’s overall temperature even today, so measurements made 50 or 100 years ago are even less reliable.”
Noting that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have “always” varied, the French mathematicians also said that after processing the raw data on hurricanes themselves, they verified that “they are no more frequent now than they have been in the past.”
Noting that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have “always” varied, the French mathematicians also said that after processing the raw data on hurricanes themselves, they verified that “they are no more frequent now than they have been in the past.
It's a Société (=company). Looks like some sort of consulting firm or think-tank, not a mathematical society..Tanada wrote:... a society of French mathematicians ...
Keith_McClary wrote:It's a Société (=company). Looks like some sort of consulting firm or think-tank, not a mathematical society..Tanada wrote:... a society of French mathematicians ...
Rather lame website.
Subjectivist wrote:I know we are coming up on the Paris climate negotiations. It seems to me that suddenly climate denier forces are pumping out plenty of news headlines about how Vladimir Putin or other world leaders don't believe in global warming.
http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/29/russi ... s-a-fraud/
Ladies and gentlemen, the issues that affect the future of all people include the challenge of global climate change. It is in our interest to make the U.N. Climate Change Conference to be held in December in Paris a success.
As part of our national contribution, we plan to reduce by 2030 the greenhouse emissions to 70, 75 percent of the 1990 level.
I suggest, however, we should take a wider view on this issue. Yes, we might defuse the problem for a while, by setting quotas on harmful emissions or by taking other measures that are nothing but tactical. But we will not solve it that way. We need a completely different approach.
We have to focus on introducing fundamental and new technologies inspired by nature, which would not damage the environment, but would be in harmony with it. Also, that would allow us to restore the balance upset by biosphere and technosphere (ph) upset by human activities.
It is indeed a challenge of planetary scope, but I'm confident that humankind has intellectual potential to address it. We need to join our efforts. I refer, first of all, to the states that have a solid research basis and have made significant advances in fundamental science.
Lore wrote:Wonder why Putin would say such stuff? Could it be their economy is totally tied to the production and export of fossil fuels?
It must of slipped his mind somehow about all the raging fires in Russia.
radon1 wrote:Some guy said that he believes that Pu believes that CC is fraud, no reference or citation provided. Now we are supposed to try and figure why Pu would have said so.
Pu doesn't care about CC. Boring stuff, he is busy with more exciting things at the moment.
Looks like he finally found a role for himself that he really enjoys.
Tanada wrote:Keith_McClary wrote:It's a Société (=company). Looks like some sort of consulting firm or think-tank, not a mathematical society..Tanada wrote:... a society of French mathematicians ...
Rather lame website.
I didn't invent them, I was just pointing out Putin isn't the only one running around downplaying climate change as we head into the talks in France.
Who are we?
SCM was born in 1987, as a non profit organisation
("Association Loi 1901", under the French law).
It was created by a University professor,
Dr. Bernard Beauzamy.
It became a commercial company in 1995.
"Société Anonyme" means "Corp."
Capital 56 200 Euros.
RCS Paris B 399 991 041.
Code APE 7129 Z.
Here are extracts from the opening statements of the first three chapters of the SCM White Paper:
Chapter 3: The crusade is pointless
Human beings cannot, in any event, change the climate. If we in France were to stop all industrial activity (let's not talk about our intellectual activity, which ceased long ago), if we were to eradicate all trace of animal life, the composition of the atmosphere would not alter in any measurable, perceptible way. To explain this, let us make a comparison with the rotation of the planet: it is slowing down. To address that, we might be tempted to ask the entire population of China to run in an easterly direction. But, no matter how big China and its population are, this would have no measurable impact on the Earth‘s rotation.
radon1 wrote:Pu doesn't care about CC. Boring stuff, he is busy with more exciting things at the moment.
AgentR11 wrote: We can demonize anyone sufficiently
"If countries go no further than their current global climate pledges, the earth will warm a total of 3.5°C by 2100."
dohboi wrote:"step change"
Good point. I'm wondering if this El Nino will act as a boost up to that next step.
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